100 Women in Hedge Funds is a non- profitable organization that works in the global industry in association for the professionals who works in the broader alternatives industry or in hedge funds. It is a global association that has more than 13,000 professional women working voluntarily to make a difference in a community and industry.
100 Women in Hedge Funds was formed in 2001. Its three pillars are Industry Education, Philanthropy and Professional Leverage. The organization has hosted more than 400 education events globally. Its philanthropic mission focuses on three areas: mentoring, women’s and family health, and education. The organization has raised over $33 million gross for various charities.
Its actual membership comprises of 13,000 professionals that are located in more than 20 locations ad in 3 different continents. This organization, 100 Women in Hedge Funds is working vanguard in a world were women are not given the equal rights. They are working in the perspective to give women equal rights and opportunities of the Hedged funds in the highly competitive world.
Every year, 100 Women in Hedge Funds holds Gala fundraising events in New York, London, Hong Kong and Geneva at which they honor a woman who has played a leading role in the Alternatives or broader Financial industry, as well as someone who has made a difference in the world of philanthropy.
History of 100 Women in Hedge Funds:
The organization, 100 Women in Hedge Funds was founded in the year of 2001, in the month of December. This was created in response to attribute the leading women of the world. Dana Hall, Carol Kim, and Sarah Dyer decided to bring the 100 seasoned women who are leading the industry since many years.
The main objective of these 3 creative persons was to make a professional committee to teach the women to better control and manage their collective relationships and to improve the communication within the investment industry and hedged funds.
Within the first few months of the formation of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds, the committee found the three areas where their working could prove to be meaningful and to promote change and these areas then went to become the three pillars of this successful organization. Those three pillars are:
- Professional Leverage
Today, 100 Women in Hedge Funds is representing women from all across the world. And this organization is highly privileged to say that its membership includes almost 1600 portfolios managers and many others in regards to grooming women in every field of their lives.